Hon. Steven J. McAuliffe See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.7 - 3 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. Steven J. McAuliffe


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20261
This is an experienced bench who has been on the bench for almost 20 years. He is well tempered, learned, and has a great sense of humor. Do not try to pull the wool over this guy. He;s seen it all and knows BS from a mile away. He is open to persuasion if there is merit to an argument ; but is not inclined to invent law just to suit you. He knows much more than he leads you to believe. He is getting bored , and tired. New issues with legal challenges do excite him. Run-of-the- mill stuff, just bores him. Can't say I blame him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12332
Really good Judge. Only downfall he makes his own plea deals. Most times I ran against him it was an upward departure. Very fair and open minded.


Comment #: 4523
He is extremely biased and pro government.